Pamela Hutchinson OBE

Pamela Hutchinson OBE, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Bloomberg

Pamela is the Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Bloomberg. In this role, she leads the company’s global diversity and inclusion initiatives around the world whilst establishing strategic direction, goals, and accountability. Pamela also serves as a partner and thought leader and provides internal and external consulting services and subject matter expertise. Additionally, Pamela facilitates employee engagement whilst helping to make Bloomberg’s office culture even more inclusive.

Pamela is cited as one of the most visible and vocal thought leaders and advocates for diversity across the private sector and has more than 20 years’ experience in managing diversity across engineering, financial services, technology, and media. During her tenure, Pamela has provided coaching and guidance to senior leaders, whilst collaborating across HR and the business to deliver objectives, measures, and solutions to promote and progress diversity and inclusion.

Pamela has worked at firms including Barclay’s, Bechtel Ltd, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and Northern Trust and has been instrumental in firmly establishing ethnic diversity as an imperative across the City, whilst being a visible and vocal campaigner for equality.

Pamela has been featured in every Powerlist of Britain’s top 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean Heritage since 2017, was awarded Head of Diversity of the Year in the 2016 European Diversity Awards, and was featured in the 2016 & 2018 Global Diversity List Top 50 Diversity Professionals. In 2020, Pamela was honored as “Gender Equality/Diversity Professional of the Year” in WatersTechnology’s Women in Technology and Data Awards and was listed in the Top 20 Diversity Professionals in Industry on the Global Diversity List in both 2020 & 2021. In October 2021, Pamela was included on the Cranfield School of Management’s 100 Women to Watch, a supplement to its annual Female FTSE Board Report that identifies leading female professionals available for and ideally suited to positions on the boards of FTSE 350 companies now or in the near future. In 2022 Pamela was listed in the 40 over 40 World’s Most inspiring Women, the Top 50 Trailblazers in Gender Equality and the Elite 100. Pamela also received an OBE in the Queen’s 2022 New Year’s Honours List for her services to Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Services sector.

Pamela was inducted as a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC) in 2020. She serves on the Employers’ Board at The Global Institute for Women’s Leadership (GIWL) at Kings College London and the Board of Advisors at Catalyst. In January 2021, Pamela became a Trustee at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families. Pamela previously held board positions at Kingston Women’s Aid Ltd. and the London Bubble Theatre, and she was a school governor at Malden Parochial School in Surrey.

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